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Posted 29.01.19

Useful apps to keep on top of life in 2019

Whether you’re setting short-term goals or planning for the whole year ahead, it can all seem a bit much alongside everything else a new year throws at you! If you’re a little low on motivation and looking for a push, these useful apps might be exactly what you need.

Productive – Habit Tracker

Do you want to create a better routine in your life? Productive is a free app which allows you to set daily habits and ensures you stay motivated.

Whether it’s keeping to your new found fitness regime and going for a run, or setting off for work at a certain time, the app allows you to create a routine you can stick to.

When you complete a task, you tick it off Then, at the end of the day, you get an in-app reward in the form of an icon. You can also build up streaks of success, with the aim being the longer your streak, the more motivated you will become on getting things done!

While it’s just for your own personal sense of achievement, being able to tick off your successes each day will spur you on even further to reach those goals.

You can download the app here.

Yolt – The Smart Money Manager

Splurging too much in the January sales? Leave your money worries behind and stay on top of your spending at the tap of a button.

The Yolt app can be used to create budgets and also gives you more in-depth insights into your spending habits.

Not only that, but you can use the app to shop around for service providers and potentially save even more. Yolt will compare the best deals for you, from insurance, electricity and internet providers, and all you have to do is make the switch!

Download the app here.

Useful apps on your phone – Bedtime

A good night’s sleep leaves us all feeling refreshed and motivated, but we just don’t head to bed at the right time.

However, your iPhone can now tell you when it’s time to go to bed – all you need to do is listen to it!

You may have spotted the ‘Bedtime’ feature when setting your alarms, but if you’re unsure where to find it:

  • Open the pre-installed ‘Clock’ app.
  • Select the ‘Bedtime’ option – it’s at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap ‘Get Started’.
  • Select the time you want to wake up.
  • Choose the days you want to wake up at that time.
  • Select the number of hours of sleep you need each night – the recommended amount is between seven and eight.
  • Choose what time you’d like to be reminded it’s nearly bedtime. If you find it difficult to get to sleep, it may be worth setting it ahead of time to begin your bedtime routine.
  • Choose your alarm tone.
  • Save your settings.

Once it’s all set up, you’ll see a bar where you can easily adjust your sleep and wake up times. If you change it, the app instantly updates the amount of sleep you’ll be getting.

Not only will the app track how much sleep you’ve had, but it also knows when you’re active on your phone. So, you can’t cheat and scroll on your Instagram feed!


Does your brain sometimes go into overdrive? Reflectly is the world’s first intelligent journal which can take your thoughts and feelings on board and help you reflect on them.

For example, you can rate a personal experience, say what made it good/bad and add in any extra details on the experience. It can also ask about any anxiety you may be feeling in your life.

The more you use it, the more the app becomes personalised for you as it learns about your thoughts and feelings.

You can download the app here.

If you want to be more organised and achieve your goals in 2019, make sure you have your iPhone to hand to download useful apps. Visit our team of experts at Sync Store to upgrade your iPhone today.

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